Royal highlander festival- the dance of nomads
The Royal Highlander Festival is a festival of its own kind. The festival introduces you to the way of nomadic people living at an altitude of 3,800 meters. The Royal Highland Festival showcases highlander’s cultural display and exhibits the highlands as a pride of Bhutan. The various interesting competitions on highland animals including the Yaks, horses and Mastiffs will be held.
The festival was started by the fifth Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to show appreciation for a small number of indigenous people inhabiting the high mountains of north west Bhutan. The celebration is held at Laya , a small beautiful town where life ticks to a different time. However you may need to trek for two days to reach this place. Laya-Gasa trekking route offers the most pristine and unspoiled landscape of Bhutan.
The Royal Highland Festival Tour is crafted in such a way that you get the best of Bhutan. Not only will you be treated by the unique Festival but you will also be travelling to some of the most beautiful valleys of Bhutan with cultural sightseeing.
Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days
Location:Thimphu – Punakha – Gasa- Koina- Laya – Phobjikha- Trongsa- Bumthang – Paro
23rd – 24th October, 2023
Venture to the mesmerizing and secluded village of Laya surrounded by stunning Himalayan peaks.
Trek to one of the kingdom’s remotest village at 3,800 meters above sea level.
Enjoy the different landscapes and spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains up close.
Experience the richness of the distinct culture and the semi-nomadic way of life of the Layaps.
Celebrate and be a part of the unparalleled annual Royal Highland Festival.
Visit local homes and try their rice brewed wine and experience authentic Bhutanese hospitality.
Visit Punakha Dzong, the incredible architectural gem of Bhutan.
Visit the scenically beautiful Phobjikha valley.
Experience rural life in Bhutan in the remote Bumthang valley.
The Best for Last – Visit the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver